Hostiles, the Western drama that’s coming by way of Black Mass director Scott Cooper, has recruited Timothee Chalamet of Interstellar fame.
The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop, confirming that Chalamet now joins a cast that boasts Christian Bale – reuniting with Cooper after Out of the Furnance – Rosamund Pike, Jesse Plemons and Adam Beach, who will soon be rubbing shoulders with the remainder of Task Force X in next month’s Suicide Squad.
Chalamet, meanwhile, will assume the role of Private Philippe DeJardin, a member of the military stationed at an outpost in New Mexico. From what we understand, Scott Cooper’s period Western chronicles the story of an Army captain (Christian Bale) who escorts a Cheyenne chief through war-torn territory, utterly ignoring common sense and the very near and present danger.
Penned by Cooper himself along with the late, great Donald Stewart, Hostiles is a story of a decorated soldier who “begrudgingly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow (Pike) whose family was murdered on the plains.”
Currently lensing in New Mexico, there’s no release window to report at this time. As for Chalamet, the young up-and-comer recently wrapped work on Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name, also starring Armie Hammer.